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GP Izola - Race Discussion
Luis Leon Sanchez
GP Izola - Preview


It's the final classic of the month of March and we gather here in the South-West of Slovenia for the GP Izola which starts and finishes in the coastal town after which the race is named.

The race is in the C2 category after being in the C2HC category last year so it's still CT heavy with 2 PCT Teams making the trip as well.

2021 wasn't the fastest ridden but it was a selection of 9 riders who contested the win with Marko Kump proving to be too strong as McEvoy and Tsatevich joined him on the podium. Only 2 of last year's Top 10 return this year.

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Race Favourites

A perennial favourite in the CT now is pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/mck.png Ian Boswell. The American is here again but he only managed 9th of the first 9 riders last year so he'll need to try his luck and go alone if he wants the win.

Two riders who look very well suited to this profile are pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/bns.png Joshua Edmondson and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/esc.png Travis Meyer. Both are very strong in the hills but also capable of packing a punch over a short sprint.

We'll finish by highlighting what looks to be a rather interesting situation for 2 teams with the line-ups that they have.

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/taf.png Tafjord Kraft is the first of these teams. They have a now very old Edvald Boasson Hagen but he's still the strongest pure puncheur here and he has somewhat of a kick. The other very interesting rider on this team is Martin Weiss who was 6th last year. He's not a great puncheur but he is a capable sprinter. They also have Kristian Drynes and Daniel Paulus who will no doubt want to be involved too.

It's a similar situation for pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/bia.png Bianchi - Panerai who have Sergey Luchshenko who may very well win this race if it isn't too selective but he'll be fighting for team leadership with Andrea Zordan and Romain Le Roux. Some interesting team dynamics for sure.

HILSTASPRACCFTR
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/taf.pngEdvald BoassonHagen8175697371
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/mck.pngIanBoswell8077657672
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/bns.pngJoshuaEdmondson7975707668
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/esc.pngTravisMeyer7872717576
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/taf.pngKristianDyrnes7873657778
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/bia.pngAndreaZordan7772657472
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/trg.pngDanielHoelgaard7772687473
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/caa.pngLoicVliegen7776667471
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/bia.pngRomainLe Roux7774657271
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/oph.pngOlivierLe Gac7773646974
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/bee.pngDeinsKanepejs7772627168
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/pns.pngFelix EmilioBesada7774567758
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/taf.pngDanielPaulus7771627173
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/gla.pngSeanMcKenna7669657773
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/lec.pngMichaelGogl7674677573
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/taf.pngMartinWeiss7675737469
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/tlt.pngLukaPibernik7676687472
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/bia.pngSergeyLuchshenko7577757571
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/bdx.pngFabienDoubey7572677063


We should be in for quite the race! Let's see a full list of riders who will take their places on the start line tomorrow.
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KevinColleoniBianchi - Panerai
RomainLe RouxBianchi - Panerai
SergeyLuchshenkoBianchi - Panerai
LorenzoRotaBianchi - Panerai
AndreaVendrameBianchi - Panerai
AndreaZordanBianchi - Panerai
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TheManxMissile
Breakaway? (I'll be honest, i'm very much running out of ways to say this is our goal for a race)
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KaiserAdler
Lets fly to the win, Vliegen!
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Fabianski
Obviously we aren't even near to getting a mention in the preview, but given how Aregger has performed so far in way more difficult stages, I hope he can have a great race tomorrow. Otherwise, I guess it's all in for breakaways this time ^^
 
MacC
Same comments for all hilly classics- McKenna to aim for a top 10!

and maybe Dunne to attack
 
Ulrich Ulriksen
Not a great route for Boswell this one but don't really have a better alternative. So lets hope for a hard race and some long range attacks.
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Bjartne
Time to get our first hilly classic win! Smile
 
Croatia14
I love this race! Tafjord looks very well set, but it could be anyones game. Should be a reduced bunch sprint.
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TinxiaS
It's nice to be back at home Smile

Last year we had a lot of luck and great result with 2nd place and I think 2 or 3 cyclist in top 10.

This will be impossible to repeat compare to other stronger teams but I hipe our leader Luka Pibernik can at lest get a few points.

Thanks for preview. Smile
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Fabianski
Another really solid result from Aregger, that guy really rarely disappoints! It was pretty opportunistic to send him here as our leader, so I'll happily take 7th here. Too bad he's already 32, I'd love to train him to 74-75 hill, and he'd be a killer in CT - looking at the likes of Russo or Alaphilippe. Congrats to the former by the way.

Schmid, Basso and even Cohen adding one point each is a nice surplus, and also seeing our Greek-Cypriot duo and Schmid all active during the stage was nice to see Smile

Thanks to LLS for the report - once again, looks like you're single-handedly pushing CT forward right now Wink
 
Ulrich Ulriksen
Note to self: Sign punchy sprinter next season.

Definitely agree with Fab, big thanks to LLS for pushing the CT forward.
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Roy Jans! Cool very cool Race with a fantastic podium and great fun
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KaiserAdler
Good result from Vliegen once again. Too bad he couldn’t keep up with the late attack. Sanmarinese Champ Olei coming in at a surprising 13th place aswel. Congrats to the winners and thanks for the reporting LLS <3
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MacC
Ouch, 90th place!

Like Ulrich, I think a hilly sprinter is a missing card in my deck

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kandesbunzler26
Another nice result for Alaphilippe, but congratulations to our friends from Bonduelle-Eesti for taking the win back to France.
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TheManxMissile
Thank you JMO for getting into the break!
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whitejersey
Not a massive favourite winning this is a testament to why punchy sprinters are. Enjoyed reading the report, congrats to the two new teams with a nice top 2 here!
 
TinxiaS
As I tought Pibernik will be our bets rider and this happened but with no special result. Congrats to the winner.

Thanks for the report. Smile
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Ezeefreak
This one was for us more succesful than expected, but i won't complain. Jans on Podium, Grosser at P6 and also Schachmann in Top 20. I am satisfied.

Congrats to the winners and thanks for the report!


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